Killing of Rohingya suggests 'organized plot': IRGC
KONFRONTASI - Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the ongoing killing in Myanmar amid the indifference of human rights groups has all the signs of an organized plot against Muslims.
"The terrible crimes of extremist Buddhist groups and the Myanmar army against Rohingya Muslims ... suggest an organized anti-Islamic plot that, if not stopped, will result in another major genocide in the history of mankind," IRGC said in a statement.
The IRGC denounced "the duplicity of the so-called advocates of human rights in the face of painful developments in various parts of the world," saying their contradictory actions were "meaningful."
“The ineffective global response to the genocide of Rohingya Muslims and the deadly silence of the international human rights organizations and the lack of consensus and a powerful front to deal with the perpetrators of such crimes are a huge humanitarian crisis today," it said.
Rohingya refugees are seen waiting for a boat to cross the border through the Naf River in Maungdaw, Myanmar, September 7, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)
The IRGC further said “the displacement of over 100,000 people and the carnage of at least 400 oppressed and defenseless Myanmar Muslims have sparked the outrage of the Muslim world and increased the responsibility of the Myanmar government in the face of this tragic incident.”
The IRGC, the statement said, regards supporting the oppressed Myanmar Muslims and bringing the world attention to their plight as “the historic and inevitable responsibility of all nations and communities.”
The IRGC also said it expects the Iranian government to “activate the revolutionary diplomatic means and use the capacities and will of the international community and other Muslim countries … to rescue the Rohingya Muslims who are mostly Sunnis.”
Earlier on Thursday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif chided the international community for remaining silent on the atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslims, calling for swift action to end the genocide.
Myanmar's security forces have been attacking the Rohingya Muslims and torching their villages since October 2016 in a bid to push them out of the western state of Rakhine.
The attacks have intensified since August 25, following alleged armed attacks on police and military posts in Rakhine.
The Rohingya have been subject to communal violence by extremist Buddhists for years, forcing large groups of Muslims to take perilous journeys and seek refuge in Bangladesh and other neighboring countries.[ptv]